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This page features engaging stories on noteworthy events on and around the Roanoke College campus. Special events, collegiate awards and accomplishments, administrative announcements, and even local crimes and emergencies are frequently covered.

Roanoke Valley HOPE Initiative Offers Support, Services

Written by Emma Grosskopf The Roanoke Valley HOPE Initiative (RVHI) is a volunteer-based organization here in the valley that focuses on helping individuals who suffer...

Local Journalist and Activist Beth Macy Addresses Opioid Crisis

Written by Aeryn McMurtry and Zoe Manoukian Beth Macy, author of New York Times bestseller “Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America,”...

FEAST Feeds, Inspires Artists

Written by Robby Mangum Last Wednesday, Olin Hall Galleries hosted FEAST, a dinner for RC students majoring in the fine arts. FEAST, which stands for...

Rekindle Romance With These 2019 Tips

Written by Kaelyn Spickler Welcome to 2019, y’all! With the New Year comes new hookups, relationships and the like. I’m sure we all have learned...

Maroons Go Greek!

Written by Bradley Bommarito The beginning of each semester marks an important time period for a subset of the RC student body. This is the...

RC Honors MLK’s Legacy with Lecture from Distinguished Reverend, Religion Scholar

Written by Bradley Bommarito Last Monday marked the annual celebration and commemoration of the life and legacy of perhaps America’s greatest civil rights activist and...

Longest Shutdown in History Continues Amidst Political Firestorm

Written by Emily Leclerc As of Jan. 25, the U.S. government will have been partially shut down for 35 days. Before this, the longest shutdown...

RC Students Compete, Collaborate to Solve Salem Civic Challenge

Written by Lorin Brice Hall On Saturday, Nov. 10, RC’s Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurial Innovation (CLEI) and Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) club partnered with...

RC Celebrates Founders’ Day

Written by Emily Leclerc Every year since 1993, Roanoke College has celebrated the life of the college’s founder and first president with Founders’ Day. Dr....

Muslim Matters: Dr. Esposito Talks Facts, Corrects Misperceptions

Written by Bradley Bommarito On Wednesday, Nov. 7, renowned Islam scholar Dr. John Esposito spoke to an eager crowd of students, faculty and community members...

Midterm Elections: What Were The Results and What Do They Mean?

Written by Madalyn Chapman Tuesday, Nov. 6 was the date of the 2018 midterm elections. 35 out of the 100 seats in the United States...

‘Toy Like Me’ Making Progress at RC

Written by Shamira James According to the World Health Organization, around 15% of the world’s population is living with a disability. While some disabilities are...

Dickenson Talks Medical Technology

Written by Emily LeClerc Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women across the United States. Each year, around six hundred thousand...

Flash Flooding Ravages North Side

Written by Bradley Bommarito Though classes were cancelled for one day during Hurricane Florence in September, the impact of flooding at RC at that time...

SWV Empowers Women

Sisters With Voices is the newest organization at RC and is a group that strives to build bonds of sisterhood and empower its members. This...

RC Professor Organizes Dragon Festival at Virginia Museum of Natural History

Written by Emily Leclerc Last weekend, the Virginia Museum of Natural History held their annual Dragon Festival. Along with exhibits based on dragons and presentations...

Subject and Writing Tutors Support Students

Written by Bradley Bommarito As students face increasing workloads over the course of a semester, they may become aware of academic areas or skill sets...

Musical Extravaganza Amazes on Family Weekend

Written by Jordan Hanson The Musical Extravaganza is an amazing annual event hosted by CAB during Family Weekend. On the evening of Sept. 29, many...

Renowned College Football Coach Visits Roanoke College

Written by Brice Hall Legendary Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer visited RC Wednesday for an annual leadership speaker series event hosted by the Pi...

WRKE VS. Brackety-Ack

Written by Jessica Shelburne and Bradley Bommarito One of Roanoke College’s proudest accomplishments is the WRKE radio station. The WRKE organization is comprised of 75...